MLB Recent Player News

Date Player
4/23/2017 Elvis Andrus, Tex, SS
ndrus was in the cleanup spot Sunday in the Rangers' batting order for the first time in his major league career. Andrus had hit in every other spot in the batting order but never fourth.

Analysis: Andrus went 1 for 4 and is 2 for 17 in his last four games.
4/23/2017 Yu Darvish, Tex, P
Darvish pitched eight innings in Sunday's win over the Royals, his longest outing since elbow surgery two years ago.

Analysis: His pitch count of 113 was his highest since Tommy John reconstructive surgery during spring training in 2015.
4/23/2017 Alex Gordon, KC, LF
Gordon was moved out of the leadoff spot for the first time this season Sunday, but it didn't help a she went 0 for 3.

Analysis: Gordon is 6 for 46 with no RBI in his last 12 games and is batting .169 on the season.
4/23/2017 Salvador Pérez, KC, C
Perez missed his second straight game Sunday with neck stiffness. Manager Ned Yost said he was still day-to-day.

Analysis: Perez is batting .277 and is tied for the team lead with five homers.
4/23/2017 Joc Pederson, LAD, CF
Pederson left Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with right groin tightness.

Analysis: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the team would see how Pederson feels on Monday before deciding whether to take further action.
4/23/2017 Shelby Miller, Ari, P
Miller threw four shutout innings before walking the first two batters and giving up an RBI double to Corey Seager in the fifth on Sunday against the Dodgers. He threw one more pitch and left after a visit to the mound by the Arizona trainer. Miller had tightness in his right forearm.

Analysis: Miller, who threw one-run ball over 7 1/3 innings in his previous start against the Padres on April 18, will have a precautionary MRI on Monday according to Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo. Miller downplayed the problem. ''I feel it will feel better tomorrow,'' he said. ''I don't think it is that big of an issue. Just one of gross things that flares up when you are out there.''
4/23/2017 Jake Lamb, Ari, 3B
Lamb doubled among his three hits in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Analysis: Lamb has hit safely in 17 of 19 games and has a nine-game hitting streak at home.
4/23/2017 Tyler Collins, Det, CF
Collins went 0 for 5 in Sunday's win at Minnesota as his hitting woes continued.

Analysis: Collins is 0 for 17 in his last five games after going 11 for 30 during an eight-game hitting streak.
4/23/2017 Paul Goldschmidt, Ari, 1B
Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Analysis: The Diamondbacks open a series with the Padres on Monday, and Goldschmidt hit .367 with two homers, five doubles, nine RBIs and nine runs for a 1.193 OPS in nine home meetings last season.
4/23/2017 Corey Seager, LAD, SS
Seager had an RBI double among his two hits in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Analysis: Seager is batting .344 with two homers and seven RBIs in nine road games compared to hitting .289 with eight RBIs in 10 at Dodger Stadium.
4/23/2017 Brandon McCarthy, LAD, P
McCarthy allowed a first-inning, two-run home run by Paul Goldschmidt but blanked Arizona on two hits after that in Sunday's 6-2 win. He went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits with six strikeouts.

Analysis: McCarthy has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his four starts this season. He'll make his next one Friday against a Phillies team he has a 1.20 ERA against in two starts. He is 1-5 in eight career starts against NL East teams despite a 2.02 ERA.
4/23/2017 Kyle Gibson, Min, P
Gibson struggled again Sunday against Detroit, allowing seven runs and eight hits in 2 2/3 innings of a 13-4 loss.

Analysis: Gibson's ERA ballooned to 9.00 and he hasn't completed six innings in any of his four starts this season. He's 0-5 with a 7.02 ERA in his last seven starts dating to last season.
4/23/2017 Michael Fulmer, Det, P
Fulmer notched his fourth quality start in as many outings this season, allowing two runs and four hits over seven innings Sunday in a win at Minnesota.

Analysis: Fulmer has surrendered three earned runs or fewer in 25 of his 30 career starts.
4/23/2017 Jeff Samardzija, SF, P
Samardzija remains winless after going 5 1/3 innings and surrendering seven runs in Sunday's 8-0 loss to the Rockies. That's the most runs he has allowed since Sept. 15, 2015, when he gave up 10 against Oakland when he was with the Chicago White Sox.

Analysis: Samardzija will make his first start of the season against the Padres on Friday. In six starts against San Diego last season, the righty went 4-1 with a 3.52 ERA.
4/23/2017 Jim Adduci, Det, LF
Adduci made quite a debut with the Tigers on Sunday, going 3 for 4 with two RBIs.

Analysis: Adduci, who was recalled from the minors earlier in the day, hadn't appeared in the majors since 2014 with Texas. He should continue to see playing time with Jacoby Jones going on the disabled list.
4/23/2017 Hunter Pence, SF, RF
Pence returned to the lineup and went 2-for-3 Sunday against the Rockies.

Analysis: Pence pinch-hit Saturday after twisting his knee Friday. The Giants open a four-game series with the Dodgers on Monday in San Francisco, and Pence is batting .455 in 22 career at-bats against scheduled starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.
4/23/2017 John Hicks, Det, C
Hicks had three hits, including his first career homer, and drove in five runs Sunday at Minnesota in his second game of the season.

Analysis: Hicks is 5 for 10 with a homer and six RBIs in two game since he was recalled from Triple-A Toledo.
4/23/2017 Trevor Story, Col, SS
Story drove in two run in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Analysis: Story is slowing starting to regain some of his 2016 form. He has hit safely in five straight games, homering three times while driving in eight.
4/23/2017 Stephen Strasburg, Was, P
Strasburg will not take his regular turn in the Nationals' rotation this week as he awaits the birth of his second child. The Nationals plan to put Strasburg on the paternity list Monday, when they open a four-game series in Colorado. The team has not announced a scheduled starter for that game.

Analysis: Strasburg's next turn comes up Tuesday, but Washington bumped back Joe Ross a day into that slot. The team said Sunday that Strasburg could pitch next weekend at home against the Mets. A two-time All-Star, Strasburg is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in four outings this season. He has 29 strikeouts in 28 innings.
4/23/2017 Charlie Blackmon, Col, CF
Blackmon led off with a triple for the second straight game in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Analysis: Blackmon went 2 for 3 to extend his hitting streak to eight games. He has hit safely in eight straight at Coors Field, batting .419 with four homers and 10 RBIs.
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